moral philosophy


Definition of moral philosophy

: ethics also : the study of human conduct and values

Examples of moral philosophy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Philosophy professor Jeremy Fischer, who teaches ethics and moral philosophy, resigned Aug. 16, two days before the opening of Fall semester at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Lee Roop |, al, 20 Aug. 2021 As well as pondering moral philosophy, the NBC series subverts sitcom stereotypes by replacing character consistency with drastic development. Leah Dolan, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 In one study, researchers exposed subjects to the footbridge problem, a classic problem in moral philosophy. Daniel Kahneman, WSJ, 13 May 2021 One way to answer your question, Suspect, without any appeals to moral philosophy, might be in terms of pragmatic consequences. Meghan O'gieblyn, Wired, 13 May 2021 Their moral philosophy has been informed almost entirely by media controversies in which apologies are nothing more than a social lubricant — and assumed to be insincere. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 5 Mar. 2021 The deeper structure of constitutional jurisprudence is the pervasive and foundational but largely unacknowledged influence of Catholic natural law moral philosophy. Peter Hammond Schwartz, The New Republic, 3 Feb. 2021 The obituary highlights Tommy Raskin's life as an animal lover, committed vegan and moral philosophy devotee. Lucas Manfredi, Fox News, 5 Jan. 2021 But the most profound bioethical disputes actually lie beneath these headline-grabbing controversies, deep in the soil of moral philosophy and anthropology. Yuval Levin, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of moral philosophy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Moral philosophy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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